Linda

"I'll try reading just about anything once, but fiction is my first love. Great character studies, alternating voices, complex narratives and a touch of metaphor make for me, the perfect reading experience.  Oh, and a cat for the lap is the final touch!"

 

...And here is some more inspiration.

 

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ISBN: 9780345804310
Published: Vintage - December 31st, 2013

This book is probably not what you think it is. What it is: important. Brutal. Honest. But most of all, this book is beautiful. And you will never forget it. EVER. -- Linda G.


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ISBN: 9780062248459
Published: Harper Perennial - July 29th, 2014

I will waste no words here -- THIS sort of book is why I read!! Beautiful -- Brilliant -- See for yourself. . . . Seriously,  JUST READ IT!! -- Linda G.


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ISBN: 9780802122940
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Published: Grove Press - November 11th, 2014

One of the best books I've read about women and literature. An older woman in war-torn Beirut finds comfort in surrounding herself with books, at times translating favorites into Hebrew. Beautifully rendered. -- Linda G.


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ISBN: 9780307950475
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

Wow! What a read! Don't let the post-apocalyptic subject matter fool you -- this book is rewarding, hopeful, and, yes, somtimes a little dark -- but the descriptive and unique prose is the big pay-off. A man, his dog, and his plane survive a pandemic -- and you will never forget reading this book! -- Linda G.


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ISBN: 9780812973990
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2009

Colum McCann has written an absolutely genius work of linked stories; all taking place in New York in the 70's. Nixon, the war in Vietnam, and a young French man who walked a tight rope between the twin towers. Comes together beautifully!


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One Good Dog: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312662950
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 1st, 2011

Fans of The Art of Racing in the Rain will just LOVE this story of a man and a dog. Both at odds in their lives, looking and hoping for second chances. When they find each others and finally open up to one another, their bond is inspiring and touching. "Chance" the dog even gets to tell his side, in his own voice!


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ISBN: 9780307473028
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Oliver Sacks new book on vision and the brian is utterly fascinating. He tells of 6 cases where due to injury or stroke, serveral patients have experienced things such as no longer being able to read while still being able to write their thoughts down perfectly. This book is sure to amaze!


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ISBN: 9780307390578
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Published: Vintage - January 4th, 2011

My absolute favorite novel of 2010! Three generations of women in a small Appalachian town. A story of loss, hope, and redemption told in a multi-narrative style that's just brilliant. This book is sure to stay with you for weeks after you finish.


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ISBN: 9780811874809
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 28th, 2010

Jeffrey Brown is cat person extraordinaire! I've never before read or seen a book about cats that totally captures the personality and behaviors of these furry friends. I love it!


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ISBN: 9780812975635
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 7th, 2010

Based on the lives of the Collyer brothers, wealthy New York city men who lived during the time between the two World Wars. Doctorow does an amazing job of telling the story of these two souls who became hoarders through the eyes of the brother who is blind. How their hoarding changes his world and ultimately both their lives.